Corona Info

Austria

Information updated on 16.09.2021

Start date and expiry date of the measures in force?

  • 22.07.2021 - ?

Possibility of guiding for foreign (non-resident) guides, yes/no, date?

  • Yes, entry for professional and/or tourist purpose with negative Covid19-Test, vaccination or recovery evidence

Possibility of coming to the country for foreign (non-resident) tourists, yes/no, date?

  • When entering Austria, either proof of vaccination, a medical certificate or proof of a negative test or recovery evidence in German or English language for SARS-CoV-2 must be available and presented to border authorities upon request. 

cable car open, yes/no, date?

  • Yes, most areas are open

open hut, yes/no, date?

  • Yes, hotels and restaurants are open for tourism purposes. Same evidence as for entry in the country is required.

Not allowed activities (Mountain Sector), what are they?

  • None

maximum group size?

  • No restriction, only for events with 100+ pax special rules apply

Protective measures

  • wearing a FFP2 mask: indoor yes, outdoor no 

Specific documents

Links to further information

https://www.sozialministerium.at/en/Coronavirus/Information-in-English.html

 

...

READ MORE
Bolivia, Plurinational State of

Information updated on 05.01.2021

Start date and expiry date of the measures in force?

  • 20.04.2020

Possibility of guiding for foreign (non-resident) guides, yes/no, date?

  • uncertain

Possibility of coming to the country for foreign (non-resident) tourists, yes/no, date?

  • uncertain

open hut, yes/no, date?

  • Yes always, but only at the base of Huayna Potosi

Not allowed activities (Mountain Sector), what are they?

  • All tourist open spaces are open for now but it is recommended not to visit local markets with a concentration of people

maximum group size?

  • uncertain

Protective measures

  • social distance: minimum 1.5 m
  • wearing a mask: Yes
  • use of gloves: No
  • use of alcohol gel at all times: Yes

Specific documents for mountain guides:

  • IFMGA Credential

The tourist areas in the mountains of Bolivia have been open since September 2020. The problem is that visitors cannot easily reach Bolivia due to flight limitations to Bolivia. It is essential to have proof of PCR from COVID to enter and leave Bolivia. The COVID test in Bolivia costs 120 $US. 

 

 

 

Canada

Information updated on 16.07.2021

Please find current information of the Canada association under this link:

https://mailchi.mp/acmg.ca/convid-update-summer2021?e=4ceac990b4

 

Czech Republic

Information updated on 16.07.2021

Start date and expiry date of the measures in force? 

  • October 5th - present

Possibility of guiding for foreign (non-resident) guides, yes/no, date?

Possibility of coming to the country for foreign (non-resident) tourists, yes/no, date?

  • Yes

cable car open, yes/no, date?

  • Yes

open hut, yes/no, date?

  • Yes

Not allowed activities (Mountain Sector), what are they?

  • none

maximum group size?

  • Sand stone climbing&guiding 2 guests 

Protective measures

  • wearing a mask: public transports and in some shops yes, outdoor no

  • wearing of gloves: NO

Specific documents

income forms see link above

Links to further information

 

 

 

 

East Europe - trans-national association

Information valid at 10 January 2021

BULGARIA

1.  Can national guides work with national clients? YES

2.  Can national guides work with international clients? YES

3.  Can international guides work with national / international clients? YES

4.  Is quarantine mandatory for people entering Bulgaria? 
Coming from the UK - YES 14 days 
Coming from other EU states: NO

5.  Where can I find information in English about working as mountain guide in the context of COVID measures

Information for passengers entering Bulgaria from green, orange, red and grey regions under the new EU Recommendation (‘traffic lights’ system) which applies to EU / EEA countries is available on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.
For passengers travelling from countries outside the EU/EEA, entry into Bulgaria is subject to certain restrictions based on a country-by-country basis. Further information is available on the ...

READ MORE
Ecuador

Start date and expiry date of the measures in force?

  • 10.05.2021

Possibility of guiding for foreign (non-resident) guides, yes/no, date?

  • Yes

possibility of coming to the country for foreign (non-resident) tourists, yes/no, date?

  • Yes, just need a PCR negative test before 72 arrival.

cable car open, yes/no, date?

  • Yes

open hut, yes/no, date?

  • Yes, 50% capacity

Not allowed activities (Mountain Sector), what are they?

  • none

maximum group size?

  • 1+9 by law, we recommend 1+6 maximum

Protective measures

  • social distancing: minimum 1 mt, outdoor sports 2m
  • wearing a mask: indoor yes, outdoor no

Additional comments

info@aseguim.org secretaria@aseguim.org

Specific documents for mountain guides

https://aseguim.org/manual-de-protocolos-covid-19-aseguim/

Links to further information

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PKAj5oSAphXVTXnhs-jnrUua1wj2VstW/view

For details of the mountains you can contact info@aseguim.org

...
READ MORE
France

Information updated on 18.09.2021

Selon le décret en vigueur prescrivant les mesures générales nécessaires à la gestion de la sortie de crise sanitaire, il ressort qu’à ce jour les refuges et gîtes ne sont pas soumis à l'application du pass sanitaire. Cette mesure favorable doit toutefois nous inciter, ainsi que pour nos clients, à respecter scrupuleusement les protocoles sanitaires spécifiques qui sont mis en place dans ces établissements (réservation obligatoire, port du masque -sauf à table-, et respect des gestes barrière). 

Lire en complément la communication FFCAM du 10 aout 2021 :
https://www.ffcam.fr/index.php?alias=covid-19-pass-sanitaire-en-refuges&template=templates_ffcam/newsletter-resp.html

Pour nos activités en extérieur, le pass sanitaire n’est toujours pas obligatoire. En revanche, il l’est lorsque l’activité s’exerce dans un établissement sportif couvert.
En l’absence de pass sanitaire, pour l’exercice des activités en extérieur et la fréquentation des refuges, les autorités administratives seront extrêmement vigilantes sur l’application des protocoles sanitaires auxquels nous sommes contraints.

 

 

 

Germany

Information updated on 17.09.2021

In Deutschland ist die Lage sehr volatil und von vielen Dingen abhängig. Sie ändert sich je nach Infektionslage. Die Regeln weichen von Region zu Region ab.

Zum einen gibt es Regelungen, die die jeweiligen Landesregierungen erlassen. Maßgeblich für den Bergsport sind dabei in Deutschland die Bundesländer Bayern und Baden Württemberg.

Die aktuellen Regeln findet man immer hier:

https://www.stmgp.bayern.de/coronavirus/

https://www.baden-wuerttemberg.de/de/service/aktuelle-infos-zu-corona/

Zudem wird dringend empfohlen, sich bei den jeweiligen Hüttenwirten, Hotels, Seilbahnen oder Ähnlichem über weitergehende Einschränkungen zu informieren. Viele dieser Einrichtungen verlangen manchmal über die gesetzlichen Vorgaben hinaus weitergehende Maßnahmen. Man kann hier demzufolge keine generellen Informationen geben, sondern man muss ich immer bei den Hotels, Hütten, Seilbahnen und Restaurants erkundigen, mit denen man während seiner Touren in Kontakt kommt.

Die aktuelle Lage ermöglicht Bergsport im Allgemeinen. Es gibt je nach Infektionslage Maßnahmen für die Hütten und Hotels, die sich aktuell auf Hygienemaßnahmen beschränken (Abstand, Maske, Erhebung der Kontkatdaten etc).

 

Grundsätzlich gilt, dass Geimpfte und Genesene bei zunehmender Infektionslage mit weniger Einschränkungen zu...

READ MORE
Italy

Information updated on 16.09.2021

Mountain guiding in Italy is basically allowed, but there are restrictions on entering and moving around Italy. 

Foreign citizens: 
  • must be in possession of a COVID-19 GREEN CERTIFICATE (CARD);
  • the covid-19 green card is necessary for any indoor activities (restaurants, bars, gyms, ...), to travel on trains, planes, ships and buses and to participate in public events, even outdoors (concerts, sporting events, parties, ...);
  • the FFP2 mask is required during public outdoor events and always indoors.
 
Please check the following link for more information:

 

Italy

Information about the Aostatal Region

Start date and expiry date of the measures in force? NOT UPDATED

  • Emergency state January 2020 - July 31st 2020.

Possibility of guiding for foreign (non-resident) guides, yes/no, date?

  • The guiding is now possibile in Italy but the regional and boarders with Italy and Eu (Switzerland included) countries area open

possibility of coming to the country for foreign (non-resident) tourists, yes/no, date?

  • Yes it is possibile to come also for tourism reasons

cable car open, yes/no, date?

  • Single resort are opening the cable cars. The decisions are coming from the single region or the autonomy provinces of Trento, Bolzano and from the local ski resort

open hut, yes/no, date?

  • Some huts will open starting from June, some only for food, other also for sleeping in a lower number of beds available. There are still some planning like nights in tents etc, just consider that some huts might not be open at all for the season

Not allowed activities (Mountain Sector), what are they?

  • Mountain activities and guiding area now allowed

maximum group size?

  • General national information are now in the “Guidelines for the reopening of Economic, Productive and Recreational Activities, Rome, 09.06.2020 by the agreement conference of regions and autonomous provinces”.  Some Regional and Province tourism...
READ MORE
Italy

Information updated on 17.07.2021

Rules and regulations may change daily or weekly

 
Possibility of guiding for foreign (non-resident) guides, yes/no, date?
 
Yes

Possibility of coming to the country for foreign (non-resident) tourists, yes/no, date?

Yes
 
Cable car open, yes/no, date?
 
Yes
 
Open hut, yes/no, date?
 
Yes

 

Specific documents

Additional comments

...
READ MORE
Japan

Information updated on 14.12.2020

Start date and expiry date of the measures in force?

  • The border of Japan for tourists are closed now (the 8th of December 2020) and announced that it might be opened in stages in April 2021.
Possibility of guiding for foreign (non-resident) guides, yes/no, date?
  • Yes, but coming into Japan is not possible now.
possibility of coming to the country for foreign (non-resident) tourists, yes/no, date?
  • No. It might be opened in stages in April 2021.
cable car open, yes/no, date?
  • Yes. Lifts and so on for summer and winter is open.
open hut, yes/no, date?
  • Some huts are open with specific Covid-19 regulations and some are closed.
Not allowed activities (Mountain Sector), what are they?
  • None
maximum group size?
  • Depends on activities.
Protective measures
 
  • social distancing: minimum 2 m
  • wearing a mask: Yes
  • wearing of gloves: No
Specific documents
...
READ MORE
New Zealand

Information updated on 18.07.2021

At present in New Zealand our borders are shut to all but New Zealand citizens or permanent residents. We have a small travel bubble with Australia but most of that is shut at present due to their recent COVID outbreak.

At present all our facilities are operating, guiding is happening like normal as we have no COVID in the community.

This situation is unlikely to change in the near future except, that the border with Australia will open state by state, once they have their recent outbreak down to no community cases.

We will be open at about 70% vaccination. About Christmas, if we are doing well.

 

Start date and expiry date of the measures in force? 

  • Until further notice

Possibility of guiding for foreign (non-resident) guides, yes/no, date? 

  • Not possible as border is only open with Australia, although currently on hold

Possibility of coming to the country for foreign (non-resident) tourists, yes/no, date? 

  • Only with Australia when the border re-opens following the latest outbreak over there

cable car open, yes/no, date? 

  • No cable cars in NZ

open hut, yes/no, date? 

  • Huts are open

Not allowed activities (Mountain Sector), what are they? 

  • All activities are allowed

maximum group size? 

  • Unlimited at present

Protective measures 

  • Masks...
READ MORE
Norway

Everyone needs to test at the border and if coming from a red country – 10 days of quarantine

Start date and expiry date of the measures in force? NOT UPDATED

  • 13/3-26/4

Possibility of guiding for foreign (non-resident) guides, yes/no, date?

  • Yes

Possibility of coming to the country for foreign (non-resident) tourists, yes/no, date?

  • At the moment the borders are still closed for tourism, we hope for normalization in June, for now all people coming into Norway needs fourteen days of quarantine. There is a debate if we only shall open to countries with low infection rates, Iceland, Denmark and Finland. Not opening to Sweden…

cable car open, yes/no, date?

  • Yes

open hut, yes/no, date?

  • Some bigger juts open, smaller ones will open end of june

Not allowed activities (Mountain Sector), what are they?

  • none

maximum group size?

  • For community 20, for guidine 1:5 (skiing)

Protective measures

  • social distancing: minimum 1m, outdoor sports 2m
  • wearing a mask: indoor no, outdoor no
  • wearing of gloves: no, only in case of direct contact (rescue, etc.)

additional comments:

baselines or patterns for the current situation: 

  • Guests and mountain guides must be symptom free when at the start of tour/course
  • All planning and preparation is conducted outdoors...
READ MORE
Peru

Information updated on 11.01.2021

Start date and expiry date of the measures in force?

  • 15.3.2020 – 1.7.2020

Possibility of guiding for foreign (non-resident) guides, yes/no, date?

  • Uncertain

Possibility of coming to the country for foreign (non-resident) tourists, yes/no, date?

  • Uncertain

Open hut, yes/no, date?

  • In the Cordillera blanca mountain range yes but other mountain ranges Uncertain

Not allowed activities (Mountain Sector), what are they?

  • None.

maximum group size?

  • Depending if it is trekking or mountain climbing (technical or not technical)

Protective measures

-          Social distancing: minimum 1.5 m

-          Wearing a mask: Yes

-          Wearing of gloves: No, only in case of direct contact like rescue.

-          Specific documents for mountain guides

...

READ MORE
Poland

 

Information updated on 20.07.2021

Start date and expiry date of the measures in force?

  • As for today (20.07.2021) Tatra National Park is open for all - guiding is possible

Possibility of guiding for foreign (non-resident) guides, yes/no, date?

  • Borders are open but test PCR (48h) or complete vaccination confirmation is necessary for those coming to Poland
  • No further restrictions for EU citizens while crossing the border

Possibility of coming to the country for foreign (non-resident) tourists, yes/no, date?

  • Possible, no restrictions for citizens from EU countries (PCR test or vaccination confirmation obligatory), for non-EU - 10 days of quarantine, but after coming to Poland You can make a PCR test, that will shorten quarantine

cable car open, yes/no, date?

  • Cable car is open for all, masks are obligatory inside

open hut, yes/no, date?

  • Huts are closed 

Not allowed activities (Mountain Sector), what are they?

  • guiding is not forbidden, climbing and mountaineering is legal

maximum group size?

  • No restrictions in terms of guiding

Protective measures

  • wearing a mask: obligatoire in closed spaces, where social distance is not possible

Specific documents

...

READ MORE
Slovakia

Information updated on 27.9.2021

Start date and expiry date of the measures in force?

  • 19.7.2021 -
Possibility of guiding for foreign (non-resident) guides, yes/no, date?
 
  • Yes, but you must register with eHranica

What can you expect when you register for eHranica?

After filling in the basic details, we will want to find out if you have already had your vaccinations. You will have three options to choose from:

READ MORE
Slovenia

Information updated on 15.09.2021 

Start date and expiry date of the measures in force? 

  • 15. Sept 2021 to this day and continuing

Possibility of guiding for foreign (non-resident) guides, yes/no, date?

  • yes

Possibility of coming to the country for foreign (non-resident) tourists, yes/no, date?

  • At the moment the borders are open for turism, mandatory is vaccinated, tested negative or past infection

cable car open, yes/no, date?

  • Open  with negavite corona test, vaccinated or past infection

open hut, yes/no, date?

  • All mountain huts, hotels, restaurants, bars, etc are open, entrance with negavite corona test, vaccinated or past infection

Not allowed activities (Mountain Sector), what are they?

  • Allowed

maximum group size?

  • up to 50 people

Protective measures

  • social distancing: minimum 1.5m indoor
  • wearing a mask: indoor yes, outdoor no if person can maintain distance of 1.5m

 

Specific documents

Links to further information

...
READ MORE
Spain

Information updated on 20.10.2021

Start date and expiry date of the measures in force?

  • Regional regulations depending on the COVID impact.
  • Regulations by autonomies in this link:

https://www.mscbs.gob.es/profesionales/saludPublica/ccayes/alertasActual...

Possibility of guiding for foreign (non-resident) guides, yes/no, date?

  • Yes 

Possibility of coming to the country for foreign (non-resident) tourists, yes/no, date?

  • Yes, either proof of vaccination, a medical certificate or proof of a negative test or recovery evidence for SARS-CoV-2 must be available and presented to border authorities upon request.

Open hut, yes/no, date?

  • Yes

Not allowed activities (Mountain Sector), what are they?

  • None

Maximum group size?

  • None

Protective measures

  • Social distancing: minimum 2 meters (in and outdoor)
  • Wearing a mask: mandatory indoor
  • Vaccination passport for nightlife in some regions

Specific documents for mountain guides

http://www.aegm.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/AEGM-COVID-19-DEF-RL_07.3-1.pdf

Only in Spanish

Links to further information

...

READ MORE
Sweden

Information updated on 02.08.2021

Start date and expiry date of the measures in force? 

Possibility of guiding for foreign (non-resident) guides, yes/no, date?

  • Yes

Possibility of coming to the country for foreign (non-resident) tourists, yes/no, date?

  • Travellers from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, and Norway are exempt from the requirement for Covid-19 testing

  • Entry ban to Sweden for non-essential travel from most countries outside the EU/EEA. The ban does not apply to Swedish citizens, citizens of another EU/EEA country or citizens from a number of exempt countries

  • The Public Health Agency of Sweden recommends that those who have traveled outside the Nordic region take...

READ MORE
Switzerland

Information updated per 14.09.2021

Start date and expiry date of the measures in force?

  • 13.09.2021 until further notice

Main points concerning mountain guides

  • There is an obligation to have a Covid Certificate for access to huts, restaurants, climbing gyms and many more, see https://www.newsd.admin.ch/newsd/message/attachments/68153.pdf
  • Safety precautions have to be observed (social distancing 1.5 m, wearing a mask and more, see https://foph-coronavirus.ch/
  • Working as a mountain guide is allowed. The size of the group is not restricted.
  • Private Mountaineering is allowed. The size of the group is not restricted.
 
Possibility of guiding for foreign (non-resident) guides, yes/no?
 
Possibility of coming to the country for foreign (non-resident) tourists, yes/no, date?
READ MORE
United Kingdom

Information updated on 17.07.2021

The Covid situation in U.K. is changing all the time. Rules are different in each country (England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland). If any Guides are planning on visiting they should use this link to see the latest regulations: 

 

 

United States

Start date and expiry date of the measures in force?

  • 3.25.2020 – Individual States determining expiry date

Possibility of guiding for foreign (non-resident) guides, yes/no, date?

Possibility of coming to the country for foreign (non-resident) tourists, yes/no, date?

cable car open, yes/no, date?

  • No, no date confirmed yet but state by state and individual land management rules and regulations apply

open hut, yes/no, date?

  • State by state and individual land management rules and regulations apply

Not allowed activities (Mountain Sector), what are they?

  • State by state and individual land management rules and regulations apply

maximum group size?

  • State by state and individual land management rules and regulations apply

Protective measures

  • ...
READ MORE